Baikal Teal

aka Formosa Teal

Anas formosa

A Baikal Teal drake

This beautifully marked large Teal is native to eastern Asia. It is highly gragarious and forms large groups, often mixing with other species.

Males often call incessant;ly, with a deep chuckling "wot-wot-wot." The female voice is a low quack.

Baikal Teal nest on the ground, in high grasses near water. They lay 8-10 greenish-gray eggs. They are very hardy but have not bred that well in captivity.

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